Stop Whistleblower False Claims Act Complaints and Resulting Penalties

Length: 60 Minutes Expert: Kelly Holden, JD

You should be afraid of CMS whistleblowers.

The Agency has made filing a FCA complaint against your practice as easy as clicking a button. To make matters worse, your employees are incentivized to file a complaint. They get paid 15% to 30% of any money CMS collects based on their complaint.

This happens WAY MORE than you think. Last year, 98% of False Claim Act cases were generated by whistleblowers. It just takes one angry, unheard employee to get an FCA investigation underway. Then, if you’re found guilty of a violation, you can be required to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties, $5,000 to $10,000 for EACH false claim and you can even be excluded from billing Medicare in the future.

It is vital that you have a process in place to respond to employee questions and concerns. If not, the chances of someone in your office becoming a whistleblower shoots through the roof.

There are several actions you can take to avoid ending up in a whistleblower-generated nightmare. This is where employment law expert, Kelly Holden, JD, comes in. During her online training, Kelly will walk you through exactly how you can implement an effective employee complaint process and STOP whistleblowers in their tracks.

Here are just a few of the expert strategies you’ll receive to help you head off whistleblower complaints when you attend this 60-minute online training:

  • Identify disgruntled employees and intervene before they make a complaint
  • Stop a lack of follow up from leading to an employee generated qui tam lawsuit
  • Boost employee internal reporting to reduce FCA investigations
  • Develop a complaint procedure plan that makes employees feel heard and valued
  • Execute corrective action now to head off massive penalties later
  • Prioritize FCA complaints to resolve the largest civil monetary penalty cases first
  • Documentation language for employee complaints to get an FCA investigation thrown out
  • Execute a complaint follow up process that will get you the best outcome
  • Shield your practice from false claims act cases with proven communication tactics
  • Uncover whistleblower retaliation, and stop it in its tracks
  • Protect your practice with compliance program and policy training
  • And so much more!

Who should attend: Practices of every size and specialty will significantly benefit from attending this online training. Expert, Kelly Holden, JD, will help you protect your practice against false claim allegations made by a whistleblower and the substantial recoupments and penalties that can result.

Remember that whistleblowers are not born, they’re created. If you are not taking adequate action to resolve your employee concerns and complaints, it’s only a matter of time before a whistleblower will emerge.

Protect your practice from whistleblower false claim violation allegations. Register for this expert-led training and get the expert strategies you need to better respond to employee concerns, head off whistleblower complaints, and avoid resultant audits and massive financial penalties. Don’t wait, sign up today.

Meet Your Expert

Kelly Holden
JDHealthcare Attorney, Buechner Haffer Meyers Koenig CO., LPA

Kelly Holden has been in private practice for 27 years representing employers of all sizes.  She handled all aspects of employment law including defense of cases in federal and state court as well as numerous federal and state administrative agencies.  She also specialized in immigration matters for employers and did estate planning for families.

She is currently in-house legal counsel for a physician group as well as assisting other clients with employment and healthcare related legal issues.

Kelly is on the Board of Interparish Ministries and the Finance Commission of St. Veronica Church. She graduated from Franklin College in Indiana in 1990 with a B.A. in Journalism and from Chase College of Law in 1996.  She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and four children.